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Departments: Disabled

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 9 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what proportion of people employed by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies are disabled. (153596)

The proportion of people employed by my department and its agencies who have declared a disability or long term health condition as at 1 September 2007 is shown as follows.

Staff in post

Staff who have declared a disability/long-term health condition

Percentage of staff with a declared disability/long-term health condition

BERR Core

2,464

197

8

BERR including UK Trade and Investment and Office of Manpower Economics

2,958

237

8

National Weights and Measures Laboratory

54

0

0

The Insolvency Service

2,433

327

13

UK Intellectual Property Office

998

19

2